John Leos has made “transparency” a cornerstone of his campaign: he’s all about ensuring nothing is hidden from the voters.
Except when it comes to telling voters about his stands on the issues.
Click here to go to John Leos’ campaign website. Scroll down and in the lower right-hand corner you’ll see a photo of him with Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait:
Now, here’s the same photo in a John Leos campaign mailer that went out a few days ago, targeting Republican voters:
But wait! Are they the same picture? Let’s make a side-by-side comparison:
Well, what do you know? The Leos campaign altered the photo: Photoshopping out the “No on 32″ signs on the back wall.
Why would the Leos campaign do that?
Leos, a government union activists and (until recently) a director of the OCEA. opposes Prop. 32, which would require unions like his to get members’ permission before using their dues for political purposes. Prop. 32 has strong support among Anaheim Republican voters, and letting them know Leos’ stance on this issue would undercut efforts to sell him as a conservative reformer.
So Leos airbrushes his”No on Prop. 32” stance out of existence. He’s so transparent on the issue of Prop. 32 that his position on it has disappeared!